What's up in the Neighborhood

The NeighborhoodAmong the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: starting -- and raising -- a family in the city, the place you aren't from, paved lawns, Margie's in Troy, rum from Albany Distilling Co., a scotch dinner, guerilla poutine, 51 Front, free bread, April 1 supermarket trolling, porch envy, champions, Gwen Stefani, polo, and Boscoving.

Nicole thought about whether the city of Albany as both "the place to start a family" and "the place to raise a family."

Emily responded to a question from her grandfather: "How can you stand to live in a place you aren't from?"

Nora lamented the paved lawns of Schenectady.

Jessica shared her appreciation (or maybe respect) for Margie's in Troy: "walking into Marge's reminds you that nobody cares about you or your blowout or your new jacket."

Daniel tried the new rum from the Albany Distilling Co.

Jerry recapped the scotch dinner at Mezza Notte.

Mr. Dave has engaged in a guerilla campaign of poutine.

Ashley says she's fallen in love with 51 Front Street in Ballston Spa -- again.

The Beer Doctors applauded the Ruck for how it handled a special beer event.

Steve asked people if they think bread should be free at restaurants.

Chuck got an unexpected map of the Adirondacks. (And did some first class April Fool's supermarket trolling.)

A walk down South Lake prompted porch envy in Paula.

Akum celebrated opening day with a photo of the champions of Albany's first Twilight League.

Jon shared a really nice Easter memory.

While in Pittsfield, Albaniana's family reveled in some candy from the UK.

Crystal noted "that time @GwenStefani tweeted me."

Skidmore Unofficial highlighted an incendiary topic on campus: polo rules.

And Rob pondered "Boscoving."


Crossposted from Mr. Dave's blog, regarding the "guerilla poutine":

From experience of making my own "guerilla poutine" - though with much less homemade ingredient - Five Guys fries are THE PERFECT fry to use in such a situation. They are extremely salty though, so you may want to factor that in when preparing the delicious brown sauce (which, in Montreal, is where the majority of the salt content rests.)

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